Rustic A-Frame Cabin in the Lush Woodlands of Grubville, Missouri
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An eco-friendly composting bucket is found outside of the cabin. Hand washing is done outside with the hose provided. The space is unheated, although there are a couple of space heaters and a wood burning stove that takes the edge off when it's cold. There are fans and a small a/c unit for warmer days.
Preparing a snack is made easy with a homemade orange countertop in the kitchenette which is fitted with a coffeemaker, a small toaster oven, a hot water pot, a microwave, and a full sized refrigerator. All dishes, silverware, cutting board, cooking utensils, pots and pans are provided. There is a propane single burner for warming food and a charcoal grill on the deck. Guests should bring charcoal and lighter fluid. It is to be noted that the cabin does not have running water inside. There is a hose that runs to the back deck with an old-time galvanized dual tub wash bin for dishwashing and a fresh chilly shower out back. Guests should bring towels as needed.
While plenty of blankets are provided, guests can bring sleeping bags or whatever they need for comfort. Preparing for camp-like cooking with cooking oil and paper goods is best.
Outback, guests can enjoy the fresh forest air and a beautiful meadow and hillside wooded view from the spacious deck with table and built-in seating. The front of the A-frame has a fire pit area and a hammock to hang out under the amazing country night sky where shooting stars are common.
The cabin is located on 70 lovely acres, nestles in amount old buildings that will one day be re-purposed. Sidewalks with a few stairs to connect to the nearby parking lot or driveway are a little distance from the A-frame. When the weather is dry, glamper's may pull their car close to the cabin.
Sweet and friendly free-range animals that include five adorable dogs, ducks, goat, turkeys, chickens, and a pet Canadian goose are all part of the wonder. They love visiting guests if they are outside on the deck. The host asks guests to leave all pets at home, as the pets on-site guard the free-range animals with vigor.
The three-acre lake, creek, spring, and trails all make guests stay special on the property. This property is a sacred spiritual sanctuary designed as a healing retreat. Glampers are asked to be mindful of the other people, animals, sacred spaces, quiet and honoring to all. These hosts are very welcoming and look forward to guests' stay.
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- Queen-size bed
- Linens and pillows
- Air conditioning
- Cooking basics
- Dining table
- Private Lounge/Living room
- Fire pit
- Shared Barbecue
- Outdoor furniture
A charcoal grill below the tree house has tools and campfire hot dog roasting sticks. There is a private fire pit area where guests may bring firewood or purchase some cut from the land for $25 a night. Sometimes the hosts are available to light the campfire or fire under the tree house's outdoor tin hot tub for $20. Campfire forks are provided. Guests will also find two old-time tin cattle tank tubs. One can be used to cool off, and the other can have a fire underneath to make it into a hot tub for stargazing on a moonlit night.
- Sports equipment storage
Guests may choose to have a delicious country breakfast delivered to the tree house for $15 per person. It has farm fresh eggs and all the fixings.
Guests can enjoy an educational, animal, and nature Adventure Tour for $60 per group.
Massages may be booked in advance for $75 an hour, based on availability and advanced scheduling with a minimum of two massages.
Location + Surroundings
A host of free-range farm animals entertain guests, like over 50 chickens, cute goats, five adorable cuddly dogs, ducks, and turkeys. Ever heard of chicken meditation? They are extremely entertaining. Sunshine, Daphne, Velvet, Skeeter, and Barnaby will be guests' new favorite dogs.
There is a Native American healing energy on the land and those who pause to breathe in the fresh air, watch the stars and enjoy Mother Nature, find the spirit in their heart. The hosts look forward to welcoming guests to this special property. They are unusual in that the property is a sober space where members are free from all substances, such as alcohol, drugs or plant medicines. The hosts understand that guests may choose to drink within reason, and all other substances, including plant medicine, are not allowed on the property. When guests book, they become part of the private members only property.
- Wildlife watching
- Feeding animals
There are numerous activities that guests can enjoy during their glamping trip at this site. One of the top aspects is enjoying and observing the 70 animals who are all free range on the farm.
Although many choose to simply relax in the rejuvenating environment, they can also visit Meramec State Park, which is about 45 minutes away and has hiking, caving, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing opportunities. Otherwise, they can remain on-site and enjoy the fresh air and quiet atmosphere while they restore their souls.
Guests are encouraged to bring their fishing pole for the 3-acre lake, stroll through the woods on one of the site's hiking trails, or sit by the creek or spring to renew their spirit.
Check-in: 03:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
No Pets allowed
Some spaces are shared
The host has five sweet and loving dogs and the neighbor's cuddly Great Pyrenees that protect their 70 fun and friendly free-range farm animals, so guests must leave all pets at home. Please be aware that the dogs protect the animals at night and there may be barking and the roosters wake early, it is recommended that guests bring earplugs.
Guests should ask themselves the following questions before booking: Can they climb moderately steep steps to the tree house? Are they good at scaling a 10-foot ladder to the loft? Does the adventure of having the Johnny on the Spot restroom below the tree house work for them? Are they good without a shower for a few days? There is no shower in the tree house but available in the Main House for $5 per person. Option of building a fire in an old-time tin tub for a soak under the starts. Are they fine with there being bugs at some times during the year? The host does their best to keep them outside.
Guests must have a flashlight and be aware that they are in 70 acres of woods and might come in contact with anything one would find in the woods in Missouri!
Parts of the tree house are still under construction like the siding, some outlets, and the future bathroom.
The host asks that guests be mindful of their private home called the Lodge, by ringing the doorbell or knocking. They appreciate that guests honor spaces around campsites and other rental locations.
The host is a Life Coach so she may be in session with clients or guests so it is important to ring the doorbell or knock. She may be available for Life Coaching or Intuitive Session during guests' stay.
By renting this location, guests rental includes a $15 Membership into the Private Membership Association. Guests will also sign a release form upon checking in.